Despite the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the entertainment industry in the country seems unperturbed as the country’s top rapper, Cassper Nyovest is set to perform in Zimbabwe despite xenophobia retaliation threats.
Cassper insists he will perform in Zimbabwe next week despite a threatening social media post, which is making the rounds on the internet.
“Yes, the #saynotoxenophobia tweets are great, but they won’t make a difference.”
The post reads, “Dear Cassper Nyovest, tell your people to stop xenophobia or you’re not welcome! Yours Zimbabwe.”
It is however unclear as to who created the post, but Cassper took to his social media pages to state that he will perform in one of Zimbabwe’s major cities, Bulawayo next week.
He said, “People are advising me to cancel my show in Bulawayo next week and I am not budging. I do not support xenophobia therefore my show is still on… My Zimbabwean fans are gonna come to my show. We are one Africa therefore we will dance together. I will come perform for my brothers.”
Cassper’s statement was greeted with mixed reactions, with some urging him to postpone the show until the xenophobic violence has abated. Phila Khumalo wrote on Cassper’s Facebook page, “all you think about is money bra, how can they dance when their people are dying man, no disrespect but show respect for them’ while Thato Radebe said, “You don’t wanna be the example they will set to what’s happening to their people here.”
Tinotenda Donald was among several who encouraged Cassper to visit. He said, “Come freely. Our focus is on making money and living our lives. Violence is just not in us!”
Cassper is one of several artistes such as DJ Sbu, HHP, AKA, Pabi Moloi and Black Coffee, who have added their voices to the growing outrage around xenophobia.

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